Ramon Dominguez reclaimed the lead in the
Aqueduct Racetrack inner-track jockey standings by winning four races on
Fourth in race 1 and without a mount in race 2, Dominguez picked up his
first winner in race 3 when he guided Ms. Bird Watch ($3.70) to victory and
capped his own rolling $22.20 Double with a score in race 4 aboard Princess
Mara ($10.60). He was second with his next mount in race 6, posted a runway win
in race 7 with Congo
($8.60), was nipped on the wire when runner-up by a neck in race 8, and
concluded the card with winner’s circle appearance aboard Shalaka ($7.50)
in race 9.
The two-time reigning Eclipse Award winner for Outstanding Jockey
entered Wednesday’s card deadlocked at 50 with Cornelio Velasquez, who
tied Dominguez on Saturday by winning races 6 and 8. Dominguez spent the
weekend competing at Gulfstream
Park, where he won the
Sunshine Millions Classic with Mucho Macho Man on Saturday and was second in
the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth aboard Hansen on Sunday.
With Velasquez having been shut out on Sunday and Wednesday, Dominguez
leads that rival 54-50, with Irad Ortiz, Jr. in third with 44 victories.